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We’ve done the math and compared the labor and material cost of traditional methods versus our Mr. Manhole system. Here’s the lowdown on how our manhole cutters and repair system save money.
It used to be that manholes frames and lids were rarely adjusted and often not flush with the road even after a repair. It turns out there is a reason they are not repaired in a timely fashion. Traditional manhole frame and lid repair is expensive, dangerous for workers, and time-consuming; crews rarely had time to repair them.
The method used also played a part in this. Traditionally, a square was cut around the round manhole structure. But, frankly, this is the wrong approach. Square cuts mean you’re covering a 20 percent bigger area. Not only does this mean more time to clear debris, it means more material is needed to fill them back in. More material and time translates into higher costs.
By comparison, the Mr. Manhole system was designed to allow a quick, high-quality, and accurate replacement of the frame and lid using a round cut. The entire process can be completed in an hour or less.
Our staff has absolutely no complaints at all, they are a bunch of happy campers! It’s one of the best pieces of equipment we’ve ever bought, we’d recommend it to everyone. We’ve also had a chance to demonstrate it to State College Borough, Hawbaker Construction and many, many other townships and contractors. We definitely consider it money well spent…just wish we would have purchased it many years ago.
– Diane Ruth, State College, PA
The majority of the savings comes down to the time involved in the process. By cutting the time needed to repair the manhole frame, you can save a lot of money in man hours. Material costs are also reduced, thanks to the round cut.
Plus, where crews were getting one to two repairs completed in a day, the same crew can now complete 10 or more repairs daily. More time for repairs means you can bid and complete more jobs.
You are looking at ways to improve your repair methods for adjusting manhole frames—whether for your crew or for your municipality—it’s always helpful to look at emerging technologies. It can help you improve your bottom line as well as add value to your infrastructure assets.